Faux Purl Stitch Cowl | Free Crochet Pattern
Fall is coming and so are the chunky crochet projects!
My dream projects are pretty much all made with chunky yarn. And you got me with natural fibers!
So for my first official fall project, I am sharing with you my Faux Purl Stitch Cowl pattern!
This cowl was inspired by the work of two different crochet bloggers that I greatly respect — Stephanie’s Simple Garter Stitch Scarf (All About Ami) and Jessica’s Purl Slip Stitch tutorial (Mama in a Stitch).
My Faux Purl Stitch Cowl is worked with two different strands of yarn held together. One strand of super bulky yarn like Big Twist Natural Blends, and one strand of a light weight sparkly yarn like Bernat Baby Coordinates in a corresponding color.
The bulky stitch adds the texture and bulk to the pattern while the thin, sparkly yarn presents added texture and shine. But, just for the record, the cowl can be worked in just the super bulky yarn.
The stitch I used in this pattern is a crochet stitch that looks like knitted material. It is worked by slip stitching in the back loops along each row. The finished piece is dense and luxurious, with a splendid stretch. Note though, because of the density, you will want a hook much larger than the yarn label recommends.
For instance, the label for Big Twist Natural Blend recommends a 9mm hook while I used a 19mm. See what I mean? (Which by the way, is an incredibly fun size hook to use. Around here we call it the “harpoon”).
I designed this cowl as a going-away present for my cousin. She’s going to Japan!!! (So very envious!!) And I am hoping this soft, chunky cowl will be the perfect go-to when the weather gets cold.
So how about making your own? It only takes one skein of super bulky yarn, great for Big Twist Natural Blend or Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, and works up pretty satisfyingly quick.
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Faux Purl Stitch Cowl
Skill level Easy
Finished size 8” wide, 18” long laid flat
Super Bulky weight yarn – I used Big Twist Natural Blends in Winter White
Yardage: 1 skein or about 95 yards
Light Weight yarn – I used Bernat Baby Coordinates in White
Yardage: about 95 yards
Crochet hook S/19.00mm
3 sl st + 6 rows = 3”
Note: Cowl is worked by holding a strand each of both yarns while working.
Row 1: with a strand of each, ch 13, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across: 12 sl st
Row 2 – 72: ch 1, turn, sl st in blo across: 12 sl st
Hold ends together and sl st between both layers to seam.
Easy peasy, right?! What do you think? You’re input is important to me so go ahead and leave me a comment below!
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This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.